We decided to sandwich an off day in between yesterday’s Angels Landing hike and tomorrow’s Wave hike. Nothing was really planned for today until the very last minute. I had initially thought about doing a short hike at Bryce Canyon, but we changed course at the last minute when we realized that Page is about an hour away from Kanab. Since we’ve never seen Horseshoe Bend, we decided to head east.
Page is better known for lake Powell and the beautiful Antelope Canyons. We’d been to both the upper and lower Antelope Canyons back in 2008, and I had always wanted to go back. However, with an entrance fee of $60+ for just the lower canyon we decided that it probably wasn’t worth doing again. With that said, the canyons are a MUST for anyone who’s never been.
Despite Horseshoe Bend being part of the National Park system, our National Park annual pass was no good. Everyone was charged $10 per vehicle.
Since there wasn’t much else to do in Page, we headed back to Kanab. On our way back, we saw a parking lot belonging to the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, with a sign “Toadstool Trailhead”. Hoping to salvage the day, we checked it out.
OK, so today was a ‘nothing’ day, but it at least beat sitting in the hotel all day. Here’s to hoping for a better day tomorrow.